“Tina, what do you want to be when you grow up?” asked my third-grade teacher. I remember the scenario clearly. It was early in the school year and my teacher asked me and my 8-year-old classmates what we wished to be in the future. There was a chorus of “doctor,” “veterinarian,” “police officer” and one student shouted “millionaire!” When it was my turn, I puffed up my chest and proudly stated, “I want to be a writer.” Fast forward nine years later and my goal has roughly stayed the same. In fact, here I am today, working for the newspaper. It’s temporary and I’m just an intern more or less, but I consider it to be one of my greatest achievements. But how did I get here? It’s kind of a long story…
Kamiak sophomore wins 4 events
Courtesy of: Jen Dumas Simone Dumas-Guzman, a sophomore at Kamiak High School, took first place in her age group in the beam, vault, bars and all-around events at the Washington State Optional Championships March 17-20 in Vancouver. Dumas-Guzman, a Level 8 gymnast, also took third in the floor event and was fourth across all age groups. She was one of eight gymnasts selected to represent Washington at the Region 2 Championships April 7-9 in Boise, Idaho.
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet blasts Republican health-care efforts, hopeful for bipartisan answer
Sen. Michael Bennet on Monday said he couldn’t have designed a bill less responsive to criticisms of the Affordable Care Act than what Republicans have put forth in the
Former Jaemor strawberry cook-off winner talks passion for baking ahead of 2017 festival
Cakes, pies and cobblers made with strawberries are what the Jaemor Farms Strawberry Cook-Off is all about.
Two Canton women accused of trying to kill elderly woman with drug overdose
CANTON: Two Stark County women are accused of trying to murder an elderly woman through a drug overdose.
How buying a used car almost got me killed by an off-duty cop
Former Observer writer Tonya Jameson was putting a license plate on a car she bought near Knoxville. Then, a gun was pointed at her head.
NorCal OUTreach director praises O'Callaghan for coming out as gay
A local LGBT organization director said Ryan O'Callaghan coming out as gay could have positive effects.
A Special Prosecutor . . . For What?
So, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself. Great Just one question: From what? Yes, yes, Sessions is a good and decent man. He is a scrupulous lawyer who cares about his reputation. Thus, in stark contrast to Obama administration attorneys general, he strictly applied — I’d say he hyper-applied — the ethical standard that calls on a lawyer to recuse himself from a matter in which his participation as counsel would create the mere appearance of impropriety. The standard is eminently sensible because the legitimacy of our judicial system depends not only on its actually being on the up and up but on its being perceived as such. If it looks like you’re conflicted, you step aside, period. Simple, right? Well . . . Much as I admire our AG’s virtue (and…
Woman arrested after attempting to run naked among Corbin Track team
Corbin Police say a 26-year-old woman was under the influence when she attempted to run naked among the Corbin High School Track team Friday morning. Even though classes had been cancelled the track team was at the field behind the high school for practice. Corbin Police Captain Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said several …
Watch how horrifyingly easy it was for thief to steal Tom Brady's jersey
Bravo for Jay Glazer. The video is a great scoop that will be talked about for years.